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this wall. >> i can hear you. >> the time for change has come! chris: is nothing sacred? if there's no big deal on the national debt, with the 2012 republican challenger run on empty? can he or she carry the burden of rejecting big deficit reduction? what about obama, if there's no debt deal, will he have to defend the liberal label next year? the knives are out. should john boehner expect a full-blown mutiny. is eric cantor the number two house republican leading the tea party against their own speaker? finally, family business. michele bachmann's number one in iowa but her family business about become her number one problem. it works to confer gays to straights. will that strike voters as sensible? will it sell on the stump, even among conservatives? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "new york" magazine john heilemann, cnn's gloria borger, nbc's kelly o'donnell and "time" magazine's joe klein. first up, narrative has been about trying for a big debt reduction deal this year but the political consequences for barack obama and g.o.p. nominee next year are the real
's not that big of a part of the country that falls into that category. thanks so much. >>> apple dominates. big blue sparkles, and modesty in milan. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, we'll tell you why compared to this hollywood friend, matt damon thinks he has it pretty good. >>> coming up, a spectacular crash, a comedy of errors, and what in the world is getting into the pittsburgh pirates. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are your top headlines this morning. the fbi has arrested a man accused of being an agent for pakistan's state intelligence service who allegedly funneled roughly $2 million in contributions to u.s. political candidates and organizations without disclosing his connections to the pakistani government. the fbi says the man's goal was to till u.s. policy against indian control in kashmir. >>> the justice department says 14 people have been arrested in nine states and the district of columbia for allegedly mounting a seeber attack on the pay pal website. the group anonymous
good. why do the people that rail against big government pay so little for it. rick perry is getting in this thing, but how is the country going to react to a 10 gallon sized george w bush. what about the brains it takes to be the number one world leader? you have heard this thing the other way, could this guy be all cattle and no hat. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, howard fineman, nia-malika henderson, andrea mitchell and michael duffy. first off today, the switch boards led up this work with protests over grid look. at the polls. the most motivated republican voters are not fallen to house republican tactics. 73% of voters blame president obama, not the house republicans. and republicans think that debt cash will help them defeat the president. here is how they'll play the president's failure to win the grand bargain on the day. they'll claim the president showed weak leadership, that he was not the post-partisan compromiser, he that is still a big spender and probably most crucial, they'll tie this crisis to the jobs crisis. howard, right now there is
from a year ago. jpmorgan chase will be the first of the big banks to report on thursday. results from top tech player google are also expected thursday. also this week, investors will eye fresh economic data, starting with may's trade deficit on tuesday. also tuesday, minutes from the federal reserve's june meeting. wednesday, fed chairman ben bernanke delivers his biannual testimony to congress. >>> retail sales and june's producer price index comes out thursday. and june's consumer price index is released friday. >>> elsewhere, precision cast parts says it has agreed to buy primus international for $900 million in cash. >>> reuters reports there's an emergency meeting in europe this morning over the debt crisis. they're now possibly spreading to italy. the region's third largest economy. friday italian stocks and bonds tumbled in a massive sell-off. >>> and finally, according to a new survey of college students and graduates, health insurance is the new love potion. 90% of surveyed students, and 93% of recent grads said knowing a potential partner has health insurance would make him
tonight, a deal. is it possible on big things like medicare, social security and taxes? there are rumblings out of washington tonight about actual cooperation. sentencing day for casey anthony. the judge in her murder case seemed to be sending her a message. >> and the huge scandal over people hacking into electronics and now the equally big consequences. >>> and could it really be the end? as harry potter's final chapter arrives or could there be more? >>> plus here tonight for all those who remember penmanship, there's a new sign the handwriting may be on the wall. there's a new sign the handwriting may be on the wall. "nightly news" begins now. r captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it may go all the way back to their meeting on the golf course, for whatever reason, president obama and speaker of the house boehner have forged something of a relationship, while not the best of friends, they are dealing with each other across the enormous divide that has divided washington to the point of paralysis. knowing a deadline is coming and they have
a serious big-time compromise. have the tea partiers handed him a huge advantage? has he won the reasonable middle? could barack obama win next year even with a 9.2% jobless rate? it would be tough, but some smart politicos say not impossible. finally, righter than you know. is michelle bachmann too right or just right? with the republican party, which moved right with goldwater, right again with reagan in 1980, and with newt in 1994, be right there for the lady from minnesota? has the hatred of obama made her the perfect champion for a year of attack? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "the washington post," bob woodward, the national journalist, jamie tarabay, abc's andrea mitchell and "the chicago tribune"'s clarence page. the nasty unemployment numbers are a psychological problem for the country and a huge political burden for this president. has the tea party's flirtation with default on the national debt handed barack obama a huge win, while the vast middle of the country, the middle that decides elections, see the president as the grownup? take a look at poll num
to emphasize is we have a unique opportunity to do something big. we have a chance to stabilize america's finances for a decade or 15 years or 20 years. fw we' if we're willing to seize the moment. what that would require is some shared acura fisacrifice and a approach that says we are going to make cuts in domestic spending. i have already said that i'm willing to take domestic spending down to the lowest percentage of our overall economy since dwight eisenhower. it also requires cuts in defense spending. and i've said that in addition to the $400 billion that we already cut from defense spending, we're willing to look for hundreds of billions more. it would require us taking on health care spending, that includes looking at medicare and finding ways that we can stabilize the system so that it is available not just for this generation, but future generations. and it would require revenues. it would require, even as we're asking the person who needs a student own loloan or the senio citizen or people, veterans who are trying to get by on the disability check, even as we're trying to mak
. arrested and convicted. and now doing big time for that murder. i'm pat collins. news4, bladensburg. >>> the suspect in that case is being held without bond. >>> if you stepped outside this afternoon, you know the summer heat is here. and it's here to stay for a while. doug is outside in the thick of it with a look at what's happening out there right now. hey, doug. >> reporter: hi, dorene. you mentioned the thick of it. that is for sure. we are dealing with a heat index right now of 106 degrees. it is a hot day outside across our area. 93 degrees, the current temperature. but there's that heat index of 106 with a dew point in the upper 70s, that makes things very oppressive. winds at 17 miles per hour. that breeze does help a little bit. now, temperatures around the rest of the region sitting at 93 in frederick, 93 in sterling. 95 in fredericksburg of the but once again, here's the heat index across our region. 100 in frederick. but look to the south. fredericksburg, the heat index there, 116. 103 in clinton and towards winchester where right now we have a severe thunderstorm watch
coming with afternoon thunderstorms. that big complex, that cluster is p droidropping south of pitt. pretty good lightning and rain coming from morgantown, west virginia. right now best chance is around noon or 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. today to get these thunderstorms. could get a little hail too. 79 in leesburg, loudoun county. 73 degrees in gaithersburg. st. mary's, maryland, 79 degrees. by 9:00 a.m. pushing into the mid to upper 80s. danella? >>> we have breaking news in silver spring, montgomery county. a serious crash between a police cruiser and another car. everyone involved is expected to be okay. a large stretch of colesville road is closed right now as police conduct an investigation. news 4's megan mcgrath is live on the scene with the latest. >> reporter: colesville road a major commuter route closed in both directions. it could be another hour or two before it reopens. all because of a crash that opened early this morning. that crash involving a montgomery county police cruiser and another sedan. you can see where the cars ended up. the police cruiser very, very banged up in t
>> this is news4 at 11:00. >> we have now run out of time. >> following two big stories for you tonight. first a display of emotion from president as debt talks with republicans break down. record-setting heat and we have a hot weekend ahead. and good evening, i'm wendy rieger. jim and doreen have the night off. the temperatures that continue to smother our area are not letting go. >> we had a little buiit in the way of cooler temperatures. they have gone back up as we made our way through the night hours. as we think how hot things have been. high temperature of 105 degrees. the old record was 98 so we shattered that. bwi up to 106 today. 102 that record not a record breaker setback in 1926 amazing how hot it got out there. heat index of 97. cooler to the north and west. shower activity and rain to the north and west. will it help to cool things down? the forecast coming up. >> we are following breaking news out of virginia tonight. a sipsychiatrist has been shot d killed. the killer? a patient. the 8600 block of mcklain. >> this took place in a see included wooded residential
back, big question of the week, with this president so vulnerable, are big-time republicans kicking themselves ning? chris: welcome back. president obama's no better than even money for re-election according to most analysts which brings us to this week's big question, are any of the big-time republicans who passed up a run for president regretting it? >> one definitely is. mitch daniels, governor of indiana who wanted to run. only reason he didn't run was because of his family who held him back. to this day he's thinking, i can get in this race and win it. chris: gloria? >> i actually went to indianapolis and spoke with mr. daniels about it. he says no regrets but i'm sure there are. i wonder if jeb bush is thinking about it right now? maybe there was enough distance between himself and his brother to possibly give it a run. chris: kelly? >> since they've taken two great answers i will say how about haley barbour to have a southerner if we don't get rick perry. chris: i don't know the reason why he's not running. i interviewed him last week. he's very sharp on all of the issues. >>
together to remember betty ford. >>> losing and winning big. how she went from an overweight teen to a beauty queen with miss america now in her sights. >>> and from the swankiest lounges, to hidden dive bars. hot 99.5's cruz w >>> is your coffee cup at starbucks just not big enough? now it can be even bigger. the coffee chain will offer a new 31 ounce trenta size. it's like a big gulp, 7 ounces larger than the venti. and has more volume at that point average stomach. for now your iced coffees and teas will be available in the super sized cup in the d.c. area. more than half of their customers already order the largest size they have already. >>> from baristas to bars. we have cruz with us to talk about the best bars in the washington region. people can go to your web tight and vote for the best bar on the list. >> these aren't bars or nightclubs. the whole idea, we wanted to find -- create a list of what was hot, hot stuff in d.c. we created these categories. people gave us their nominations. you can go to hot 99.5.com/kane and vote for bars all over the d.c. area, which is great
at 30 miles per hour toward areas like lou ray and big meadows. anywhere you see an the map those shadings of yellow and orange and red, very heavy rain is coming down. and we've got flash flood warnings up for fairfax county, areas of the western district there. southern prince george's county, as well as northern charles county and prince william county, as well as up into montgomery county. we'll check out louden county. so very heavy rain. remember, turn around, don't drown. we're seeing rainfall in excess of an inch, at least, but coming down at a very good rate. our temperatures now in the 70s after climbing into the 90s. and even still down to the south, fredericksburg, still holding at 91 degrees. but the air now, getting a chance to cool down, and it will be drying out. so i expect this line of storms to be around up until about 6:00 as it makes its way southeast out of the area. so next couple of days, we're not going to be seeing heat indices up in the upper 90s anymore. your goodnight forecast, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., upper 80s. i'll have more coming up in a couple minutes.
's still a big divide between the white house and capitol hill over the debt limit. what president obama is demanding from congress until a deal is done. >>> good morning. welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> i'm pat lawson muse in for eun yang on this monday morning, july 11th, 2011. and here's a look at the washington skyline. you can see the capitol in the distance and the potomac river. little hazy. going to be hot out there today, tom. >>> indeed, going to be heating up and the humidity has increased. we welcome pat lawson muse. good to have you with us. 76 at reagan national. low 70s at prince george's county and arlington, montgomery, and fairfax counties. weather watchers reporting upper 60s to near 70 in the rural areas of maryland and virginia. right near the bay, it's in the mid- mid-70s there as well as at the atlantic beaches. the yellow zone in western maryland, southern shenandoah valley in west virginia in the mid to upper 60s now. there's the view from space. a mostly clear sky starting off this monday morning. winds shifting into the south and southwest, th
the forecast. wall street rallied. a big bucket of cold water was poured on wall street and the economy with the lackluster jobs. >> the economy added an average of 215,000 jobs per month in the previous three months so the anticipation was there. and it showed a stand still in june. what is it about june, do we know what happen? >> it's not just june. they went back and revised downward the prior month. they thought they had 57,000 jobs in may. it turned out it was 25,000. they got rid of it -- they revised away 45,000 additional jobs. we think there have been temporary blips in the economy, the greek situation, storms all through the south you were reporting on. you've had high gas prices and a whole lot of other things have been happening and that caused the economy to come to a stand still and hiring come to a stand still in may and june. we hope that's the case. >> you want to bring up an important thing that a lot of people don't hear about. you call it the real unemployment rate, the ratio of unemployed, discouraged workers and people working part time because they can't find ful
program and is expected to open september 15th. increased traffic in the area is a big concern. the department of defense is making millions of dollars available to communities that will be impacted by brac. congressman chris van holland says he expects the department of defense to explain how municipalities can apply for that money later this week. >>> when we come back tonight on news4 at 6:00, a murder suspect is back behind bars this evening after beating the system, despite a sophisticated bracelet system. >>> we have proof that walking in the streets of the nation's capital can be dangerous in the height of the tourist season na. >>> we're getting a new look tonight at a stage collapse during a packed concert. ♪ happy birthday to you >>> and today an entire nation helps to make the birthday wish of nelson mandela come true. >>> and hakem, what's going on in sports tonight? >> jim, coming up in sports, the nfl labor stand offis inching closer to a resolution. the washington kastles trying to stay unbeaten in tennis and what the head coach had to say after her team, the u
at the world cup, giving a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome today on this monday morning, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the m
, but this is a grave moment for the country. we need to do something very big, very substantial to bring our long-term deficits down over time. we have to do that in a way that's good for the economy for more support because the economy is healing from the recession. it's going to require both sides to compromise. president's bringing leaders together again at the white house this evening to try to figure out how to move forward. >> what's he actually saying? because you're hearing boehner saying they're demanding tax increases, we're not going to do that. they've also said you were pedalling a bid on whether to cut entitlement programs like medicare or social security. what's the fact? >> that latter thing is not true. the president is standing tough. he is willing to do very, very difficult things. >> like what? on medicare? >> like getting substantial savings from the budget, across the budget. defense, the rest of government, even medicare/medicaid over the long term, there are things we can do responsibly to save money in those programs and we have to do that to bring the deficits under cont
today. we're following two big stories for you. one the tedious and frustrating negotiations going on on capitol hill to try to avoid a government default. a scenario that could cost millions of americans their jobs and send this country plummeting into another recession. first, though, the deadly heat wave that has settled over so much of the country has brought record temperatures to our area. meteorologist chuck bell joins us with the details on that. and i know you posted on facebook that you were running this time yesterday morning. >> yes. almost this exact same time yesterday, just after 6:00 a.m. and it seemed like a good idea at the time, but, wow, was it hot. and there was a reason that i ran yesterday and the day before is because now every other run this summer will be easier than that. >> i guess that makes some sense. but still, even today, it will just be so difficult to do any of that stuff. >> i even cut back on my amount of running because it was just so hot out there. and we're in sort of the same steam bath this weekend. so welcome to your weekend, everybody. i
the big fireworks show they're getting ready for on monday. two concerts on the steps of the capitol, also at the washington monument. but from coast to coast, we're talking beaches and barbecues and camping and celebration. july 1st and the 2011 great escape is on. ♪ hot fun in the summertime >> reporter: from yosemite in the west. >> i like the girls the best. >> reporter: aaa says 39 million americans will travel 59 miles or more this long weekend. that's 1 million fewer than last year. >> reporter: you can blame the pain at pump. the national average for unleaded now $3.54 a gallon, down from the high of $3.98 on may 4th. but still 80 cents higher than a year ago. >> it's still tough because we're still kind of transitioning from how high the gas prices were so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheaper to fly than to drive this year. >> reporter: and airline ticket prices are a
above the average high this time of year, which is 89. but still, big break from the extreme heat we've seen the last few days. by late afternoon, though, we could get some thunderstorms, some of which could produce heavy downpours, may cause localized flooding. here's a look at the traffic. danella, good morning. >>> good morning, and happy monday. let's start off with a look at some of our local bridges. this is the key bridge so far. looks excellent. no delays or accidents to report for you. i can tell you, d.c., your southeast bridges are good. all, no accidents or major delays to report to you at this time. and looking at 66, you are going to see some volume as you head east. right here, and that volume's going to continue as you make your way toward the beltway. inside and outside the beltway on 66, it's clear, with no accidents to report. back to you eun and joe. >> thank you. >>> new from overnight, one firefighter has been -- has been injured in a rather -- hospitalized for exhaustion while battling a house fire in hyattsville in prince georges county. the fire started at a
. >>> plus, a warning to parents. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt limit. when a reporter asked if a deal co
if there is a chance to put this big deal back together that he and speaker boehner were very close to having this deal last week, that in many ways this speech was almost a post-mortem, almost setting up the blame game for the fact that no big deal is going to happen and no matter what happens here at the end of the day the debt ceiling is probably going to go up, nobody is going to be happy about the deal. i can tell you this, ann, i had a bunch of democrats who said to me would have been a good speech to give two weeks ago. >> i know that he calls republican activism, so much so that we hear capitol hill websites were crashing last night because so many people were trying to e-mail representatives. it sounds like he spooked main street. will he also speak wall street? >> no, wall street is calm. the markets are looking good today. we had a blip down in the indicators from 9:05 and 9:20, then i came right back. nobody is buying the panic or skyrocketing interest rates scenario. >> that said, hedge funds are prepare for a default. >> there's a possibility that we could default. it will be short term.
. >> so, you think a grand bargain, the big deal the president is pursuing, $4 trillion in cuts over ten years, is it still possible or is it dead? >> we're going to try to get the biggest deal possible, the deal that's best for the economy, not justice in the short term, things that will help make sure americans get some tax relief they need right now, like extending the payroll tax cut, which is about $1,000 for the average family, but also things that will help make sure we have room to invest in our future and help bring those long-term deficits down over time. >> let me understand a couple bottom lines. does a tax increase, some kind of revenue increase, have to be part of this deal from the white house point of view? >> you have to have balance in the package for that to work. it's true economically and politically. republicans have told us from the beginning, they can't pass a debt limit increase, they can't pass a budget deal just with republican votes. they need democratic votes. it's going to take democrats and republicans in both houses to do something. that's the reason why p
. >>> the white house is getting ready for its big debt ceiling summit later today. this morning we are leshing what both sides will be bringing to the bargaining table. good morning, i'm eun yang. >> good morning, i'm joe krebs. it's thursday, the 7th day of july, take a look outside this morning. humid already. 73 degrees. at 6:00. tom is here for a look at our forecast for today. another summer day. >> we've had some fog quickly forming here over the last few minutes, and it's rather thick. in fact there's the view from the tower camera 300 feet up. i just went out and looked at the tower and the top of the tower disappears into the fog. that's the view from 300 feet elevation of the tower from our sky watcher camera, trying to find the sun. it is up now. there's a clear sky over the fog. and we have temperatures in the low and mid 70s flout much of the region. right now, 74 at reagan national. and you can see that light fog and haze over the potomac river. now, we ought to have some sunshine. by midmorning and the fog should be pretty much gone and we'll be near 80 midmorning. and near 90 b
said they'd pick up again on monday. >> the good news is we agree on some of the big things. >> reporter: president obama thought he and house speaker john boehner had an agreement to target $4 trillion in cuts. but saturday evening the speaker abandoned that plan, saying it was just too ambitious and couldn't pass. >> to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: democrats want to close some tax loopholes to offset the cuts. >> what is really appalling is to see our republican colleagues essentially providing a form of extorti extortion, if you don't agree to deficit reduction the way we want it we're going to put all these jobs at risk. >> reporter: uncle sam's credit rating may be at risk if congress fails to act soon. >> and if that happens, you're going to see catastrophic damage across the american economy and across the global economy. >> reporter: a critical meeting bringing together political leaders wh
, and maria. big congratulations to all of them. >> great to see that. al has the morning off. let's get the weather al has the morning off. let's get the weather from maria la rosa. what's the holiday forecast of you know what, a great july 4th for a lot of people, a typical july day. some showers and thunderstorms expected across the tennessee, ohio valleys, parts of the southeast as well and across the west, lots of sunshine. let's see how it's going to impact fireworks displays tonight. your evening forecast showing a few areas of showers and thunderstorms again in the tennessee southeast, tennessee valley in the southeast, also the northern plains. of course the big shork the macy's fireworks tonight temperatures should be 80 degrees with clear skies. that's a look at weather across the country. here is what you can expect. >> here is the sky over the mall. quite a bit of cloudiness, a little sunshine beginning to break out. by 9:00 near 80 and upper 80s near 90 by midafternoon, a little sun. late afternoon into the evening unfortunately we do the possibility of passing thunderstorm
. on the eastern seaboard, very warm too. there's really no cool air in sight. we've had a big thunderstorm complex pushing down from nebraska overnight, and now it's set up over kansas. it's a good drenching rainfall. nothing too severe. it will cause delays on interstate 70 going across kansas or i-35. just a big complex of wet weather. we'll have to see how much of this holds together by the time it gets to kansas city. if you are in topeka, have your umbrella ready. wichita also, some wet weather early today. as far as the forecast goes, i have my disclaimer up here. isolated afternoon thunderstorms. it looks a lot worse than it is, but for the most part everyone will be warm and a chance of a storm late today. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. once again, this looks a lot worse than it will be. most areas will only see a storm or two for maybe 20 or 30 minutes, but, again, the humidity is up. the temperatures are high. that's going to spark those afternoon showers and storms from the ohio valley to the mid-atlantic. the mid-atlantic
115. it does look like we will cool off by the end of the weekend into next week. we are in for big heat you want to be ready for. >> thank you, doug. >>> still to come tonight a bride gets arrested before she can cut the cake. can cut th[ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> so our baseball team had a rough night. >> yeah, but they almost won. i'll show you. >> almost? yeah. >> i'm trying to get you excited. they had a chance here. >> okay. >> zimmerman's earned run average is fifth best just behind roy halladay. pretty impressive. tonight j.z. was roughed up in houston, his worst outing of the year. but the nats had a chance to win in the ninth. >> did they? >> no. bottom of the first, no score zimmerman facing angel sanchez
to the tune of $265 billion in damages so far and it is only july. >>> well, the mets make a big trade and shoonenagians at the tour de france. >>> plus the pads meltdown. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> that's the way to do it. your forecast during the day today, a lot of pop-up thunderstorms and the heat continues. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." and in sports with an eye on the bottom line the cash-strapped nets send their closer k rod packing. here's mario solis with an early look at all of your sports headlines. >>> hi, there. good morning. the mets and the brewers were wheeling and dealing. new york-traded closer francisco rodriguez from milwaukee for a pair of players to be named later. he was in line for a $17.5 million option, something the mets wanted no part of. now the phoenix for the all-star game. the red sox adrian gonzalez flexing his muscles once again last night, giving the american league a 1-0 lead with a solo shot in fourth. >>> who says there's no defense in all-star game
are signing up to be officially married in the big apple. >>> but first, the chance of storms rolling in today. we'll check out the time line to find out exactly when coming up. >>> time for weather and traffic on the ones. good morning, i'm meteorologist tom kierein. we're in 70s throughout most of the region. and right by the bay, in the mountains it's near 70. and there are some showers coming out of the ohio valley just coming into western west virginia. there are a few lingering showers in the lower eastern shore this morning. sunrise at 6:03, there's the hazy sky over the monuments now. by noontime, we'll be near 90. and by mid-afternoon, the low 90s. a bit cooler, but still humid. and late afternoon, we'll likely get some thunderstorms popping up. and the main threat today and into tonight will be heavy downpours from thunderstorms coming through all the way until around midnight. then after that, much nicer weather moves in. we'll look at that the rest of the week coming up at 5:21. how's traffic? >> well, if you're taking the rails, so far you're off to a great start. no delays to rep
migraines under control and they are not a big problem for her. >>> in the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, bachmann surged into second place among 12 republican candidates. former governor mitt romney remains number one with 30%. bachmann is second with 16%. that is a big difference from a month ago, when she was just at 3%. texas governor rick perry comes in third, but he hasn't decided if he will actually run for president. >>> veronica johnson joins us now, talking about the heat that is here and the more heat -- if that makes any sense. >> the impending doom of more heat. yeah. normally during the summer, you get excited about getting out and doing something, right? nothing exciting about getting out the next couple of days, at all, as a matter of fact. tomorrow, we're going for triple digit readings around the area. that means, aaron, it's not going to be just uncomfortable, but stressful being outside. really stressful. hard to cool down and hard to even take a breath at times when you deal with heat index values up around 105 and 110. that's not where we are with as o
and vote to raise it again next year if a second big chunk of cuts is made. >> it must be extended in way it gives certainty the economy through '13 and not some short-term gimmick we are right back in this fix. >> that was kelly o'donnell reporting. >>> transportation officials are expressing their frustrationing that thousands of faa employees are off because after shutdown. they are furloughed without pay because congress was not able to pass an extension of the air travel agency's funding friday. 1,000 of those employees work in the district. it also means airports nationwide will not receive about $2.5 billion in funding for construction projects. congress says that they will revisit the bill today. >>> this afternoon, president obama will address a major hispanic civil rights organization. the national council of laraza is holding its conference here. the speech is expected to focus on immigration issues. the conference is being held at the marriott in woodley park. and security is expected to be tight. if you are in the area around lunch time, you main want to avoid connecticut ave
miles south of portland. authorities and witnesses say the crash caused a big explosion that sent flames shooting three stories high. the driver of the truck died on the scene. some passengers on the plane were taken to the hospital. >>> police in prince george's county have arrested a woman in the murder of a convenience store clerk. 69 year-old richard chung sung nom was killed in blatensburg. then police say a fire was set to cover it up. today police arrested 23-year-old ashley owens of hyattsville and charged her with murder that ended in arson. they tell us surveillance video was key to solving this case. >> mr. nam went out of his way by all accounts to assist the community in any way he could. he was well-known to customers, well-known to fellow business owners, by all accounts was just a good partner in that community. >> members of the community are relieved now, knowing that the murder has been solved. pat collins will have a full report on this story coming up live on news4 at 5:00. >>> montgomery county police are investigating a deadly pedestrian accident in germantown. inv
digits? your forecast [ female announcer ] every box of general mills big g cereals can help your kids' school get extra stuff. ♪ like musical instruments. ♪ and new art supplies. ♪ because they're the only cereals with box tops for education. last year, schools earned over ten million dollars from big g cereals. you can raise money foyour kids' school. look for this logo... only on big g cereals. you can make a difference. every cereal box counts. >>> after being more than 100 days of being locked out, the nfl is back in business. the redskins first public practice is under way right now and the team looks a lot different from last year. derrick ward is out at redskins park right now with more on the training camp that's happening. hey, derrick. >> reporter: that's right. i did indeed lace up my cleats. i'm standing on a hill. this is the first day of public training camp which is open to the fans. actually had a day of practice yesterday. but take a look, there's been a steady stream of fans coming in since about 8:30 when the gates opened young and old. this is a chance for fa
of here earlier than i've ever seen them leave before. 5:00, 5:30, ready for a big next couple of days. because what they're going to have to do now, they're going to have to pack four months worth of free agent activity into about four days. so obviously, the nfl players, a player rep from each team, 32 guys, met over teleconference today, and agreed to the new labor agreement. so this is done. this morning, players from the executive board met in downtown d.c. at the nflpa headquarters, and after that conference call, they were joined by some owners and league representatives and the deal was done. so some minor details to be worked out. it's going to last for ten years, though. that's the good news. and amazingly, after four and a half months of a work stoppage, the nfl preseason starts almost on time. >> we're happy that we've got an agreement that we have reached. i'll turn it over to roger to say a few words, and -- we'll finish it up. >> well, it's been a long time coming, and football is back, and that's the great news for everybody. i want to thank d. and all of the players fo
before the debt ceiling is raised. a notion savaged this week by a big-name senate republican. >> it's unfair, it's bizarro. >> reporter: savaged today by senate democrats. >> this is the most outrageous suggestive heard. >> speaker boehner should just give it up. >> but the republican senate leader backed the speaker. >> democrats are out bragging about how they're going to prolong the crisis instead of doing the hard work of trying to solve it. and that includes the president. >> reporter: president obama is not bragging. he's begging for no default. >> if we don't come to an agreement, we could lose our country's aaa credit rating. not because we didn't have the capacity to pay our bills. we do. but because we didn't have a aaa political system to match. >> reporter: house republicans set a vote on the boehner plan tonight. >> here we go again, my friends. >> reporter: senate democrats plan to kill the boehner plan. three days left. saturday, sunday, monday. in reality, especially in the senate, the two political parties really are not that far apart on the key issue, spending. th
that combines cuts with new revenue. >> the president said he prefers a big package, we all do. >> pay up. stop this millionaire protection ring that's operating right now. >> president obama is pushing congress to reach a deal within two weeks on raising the nation's borrowing limit, as well. the deadline would work out a debt limit deal -- working for that deal is august 2nd. >>> we're following breaking news in malaysia. police stormed a kindergarten class and subdued a man who had taken 30 students and teachers hostage. all the hostages are safe now, after the nearly seven-hour standoff with police. the man held the children with a machete on the top floor of the two-floor building. >>> 5:08 is the time. who says the iphone and ipad has a major flaw? ♪ mmm. oh gosh. oh dear. big deal. you're delicious. so what. i've got news for you. there's no such thing... ...as a bear sheriff. you think i'm afraid of you? hey what? you don't have to be mean to the cake. i do. you don't. i do. just eat yoplait light. they have great flavors like... boston cream pie, raspberry cheesecake. even though i w
as the last big carrier to offer that unlimited data service. >>> natalie portman's baby now has a name. alif. "people" magazine says the baby boy was named after the first led of the hebrew alphabet. he's now 3 weeks old. >>> it's the end of two eras in daytime soaps, but today abc announced "all my children" and "one life to live" will be available online. >> both shows were sold to prospect park set to launch its own hulu like venture. executives at prospect park say they will continue the same story lines and characters and pick up right where the tv finales left off. >> guarantee, you won't miss a beat. >>> well, it's the beginning of the end for one of the most successful movie franchises in movie history. the last "harry potter" film premiers tonight in london. 8,000 fans camped out for days in trafalgar square, lining a nearly mile-long red carpet in order to see the stars arrive. at least one devoted fan explained nothing is stopping her from getting a front-row seat. >> been here about 72 hours. we've been counting down somewhere. and i'm sunburnt from monday and tuesday when it was
this week by a big-named senate republican. >> its unfair, it's bizarro. >> reporter: savaged today by senate democrats. >> this is the most outrageous suggestive heard. >> speaker boehner should just give it up. >> reporter: but the republican senate leader backed the speaker. >> democrats are out bragging about how they're going to prolong the crisis instead of doing the hard work. trying to solve it. and that includes the president. >> reporter: president obama is not bragging. he's begging for no default. >> if we don't come to an agreement, we could lose our country's aaa credit rating. not because we didn't have the capacity to pay our bills. we do. but because we didn't have a aaa political system to match. >> reporter: house republicans set a vote on the boehner plan tonight. >> here we go again, my friends. >> reporter: senate democrats plan to kill the boehner plan. three days left. in fact, the two parties are not miles apart on the biggest issue, spending cuts. there are still plenty of ways out of this mess, said president obama, but not plenty of time. i'm steve handel
demanding no deal on the debt without big cuts. >> we're here because the american people told us overwhelmingly, cut the spending, cut the debt. >> reporter: in fact, americans are divided. 55% of the usa today poll said spend ning is problem, 55% in the nbc news poll said not hiking the debt ceiling is a serious problem. president obama says both issues could get fixed by the gang of six. more than 50 senators from both political parties attended today's gang of six meeting up here. that's a positive sign. now, getting the details worked out in time to beat the august 2nd deadline, that is plan a. >>> robert gates has signed a two-book deal. the publishing group says gates agreed to write a memoir and a work on leadership. gates stepped down july 1st after serving as defense second for 4.5 years, he was first hired by george w. bush and continued serving under president obama. >>> new york city's going to hold a lottery for couples who want to get married on sunday. it's the first day same sex marriages will be legal there. lawmakers approved gay marriage last month. couples can
it. and that in a nutshell is why a lot of big, moderate players in this town led by president obama do like this bipartisan scheme. with 13 days until possible default, all eyes are on the gang of six senators, three republicans and three democrats. they met today with house democrats. can they craft a deficit deal that can pass congress? lawmakers ask gang of six democrat kent conrad. >> how does this work? where is it headed? >> reporter: like the deficit commission, like president obama, the gang of six has a plan that's balanced. gang of six democrat dick durbin. >> it does it by putting everything on the table. everything. spending cuts, entitlement programs and revenue. >> reporter: $3 trillion in spending cuts, including cuts in medicare and the like. $1 trillion in tax hikes. but not on most americans. >> we're actually reducing tax rates, both on the individual side and the corporate side. >> reporter: that's a move to win over conservatives, like house gop leader eric cantor. >> and so i don't think that raising taxes, increasing tax rates, is the answer. certainly not in
. also in the chase for that award are the "big bang cheetheory" "" "the office" "30 rock" and "parks and recreation". steve car rel has yet to win an award. among his competitors, matt le blank in his comedy "episodes." marc barger, nbc news. >>> the buzz is building for something that rock and roll hasn't seen in a long time. the super group. >> yeah, the group, this band is called super heavy. mick jagger, dave stewart, josh stone, ar raman who won oscars. the first cast of characters that formed the band, rock, regular reggae, pop and soul. a tour is due out this september. >> can't wait to hear it. >>> coming up on news4, a scientific break through that's giving dentists and their patients a reason to smile. >>> and why this man is wearing a pasta strainer on his driver's license photo. the answer is coming up. >>> and for all of your news, be sure to follow news4 online. just search nbc was noirm now, this is more like it. >> yeah. >> just want it to hang on, right? at least for the weekend. >> as long as you can, you know, can keep it hanging on. >> right. gorgeous evening, in
. now back to you in the studio. >> going to be a big ten days with hundreds of thousands of people in town to see the dalai lama. >> and it's going to be busy down there for sure. >> and hot and steamy. let's find out from tom kierein, what the next several days are going to be like. >> i'd better get used to it. it's july in washington. >>> we don't have any showers on radar near washington. 75 miles south and west in the central shenandoah valley a few showers advancing to the north. there's the hazy sky over montgomery county. sort of a lilac haze. live picture from the skywatcher camera. near 80 during the midmorning. we'll have quite a bit of clouds overhead. chance of storms developing later this afternoon and evening. there's a slight risk they will be severe mainly south of washington, and then tomorrow another hazy, hot, humid day. temperatures around 90 during the afternoon of the scattered afternoon and evening storms likely. could get some on friday as well as into friday night and into very early saturday morning. although it looks like it will be pretty much done for
is how to encourage or guarantee big spending cuts in the future. as we've seen, house republicans are split themselves. more conservative members, including those from the tea party, refused to commit a yes vote for boehner's plan. it calls for congressional votes to raise the debt ceiling in two stages before next year's election. but the one thing they all agree on is that the other side is to blame. >> what's going on in the house is a disgrace. it is an outrage. >> the republicans are holding hostage the credit of the united states of america. >> we are determined to find a way to pay the nation's bills, but to do that in a fiscally responsible way. >> reporter: now, even if the house passes a plan today, it's not going to pass the senate at all. we could see a plan, an emergency plan introduced by the treasury as early as today. president obama could be forced to consider his own emergency measures. we're live on capitol hill. elaine reyes, news 4. eun, back to you. >> elaine, thank you. >>> we'll soon have a better idea of what the district plans to do if a debt deal is not
dollars from big g cereals. you can raise money for your kids' school. look for this logo... only on big g cereals. you can make a difference. every cereal box counts. >>> oh, what a beautiful picture. 73 degrees. sun just up, peeking through the clouds out there. that is a glorious picture. >> that is so pretty. looks like a postcard. >> it really does, but it's not. it's real life here in the nation's capital. let's go to tom kierein to find out what the real day is going to feel like. >>> here's another view from the sunrise, picture from the sky view camera. relief on the way today. sun is up and a ahazy sky this morning. temperatures around the region still rather steamy. 70s in washington around the bay and eastern shore. suburbs and rural areas, a little patchy fog. watch out for that. much drier air beginning to move into western maryland. cumberland down to 66. into west virginia as well. many locations there have reached the mid-60s, and we'll have that drier air coming our way as the day progresses. by noontime upper 80s. during the afternoon, low 90s. lots of sun and a blue sky
while. right now here's that big upper level ridge, but we're getting a little cooler air coming in. this, though, back in canada, this is where the real relief comes. as we move into the early part of next week, by tuesday, the heat breaks in the north east. seasonal in the mid atlantic states. unfortunately for our friends in the south and the southwest and gulf koes coast the heat goes on. >> thank you very much. we'll get the rest of the fra forecast coming up. but let's turn to the idea of how dangerous the temperatures are. we're have dr. nancy snyderman with more tips. just remind us. >> the heat wave like this, elderly and the very young people with breathing conditions. but right now, frankly, everyone is at risk. it's a reminder that as many people die of heat-related illnesses than all the natural disasters. number one thing, ann, is called heat stroke. that's where you're literally, your core body temperature goes high, up to 103 degrees. you stop sweating. your skin turns hot, red and dry. h is a medical emergency. you take the cooler and dump the ice on them. >> it's h
we were striving to do with the speaker of the house was a big deficit reduction package that wouldn't have a supercommittee. we would have done it right now. that wasn't possible. the speaker of the house pulled by the right wing of his party, walked away from it. but the president's going to be committed over these next few months, as i think members of congress need to be as well, that we need to finish the job here, and the way you're going to finish that job is to have a balanced deficit reduction package that doesn't harm the economy. >> let me ask you some other pressing matters. i've spoken to top figures on wall street who say this is a code red day, all hands on deck, preparing for a market shock as early as tomorrow. what is your message? what is the president's message to investors around the globe this morning? >> well, i think it is that we have to get this solved. today is obviously a critical day. we have to give confidence that there is a pathway to make sure that we both reduce the debt ceiling, and let's not underestimate the deficit reduction is an important part
been not a big deal but a small deal, something that would raise the debt limit. whether it's short term or long term. he wants a longer term. the advantage he's gained in public opinion, we saw that from our poll earlier in the week. it's why, by the way, speaker boehner was right when he said in his press conference, this wasn't about personalities, it was about different visions of country. house republicans are not playing politics. it's crazy politics what they're doing and republican leaders think it may hurt the party but it's what they believe and that's why we're at this point. >> john, it's interesting, speaker boehner called his press conference a few minutes after president obama but notably after the markets had already closed. was this intentional? >> reporter: absolutely it was intentional. the speaker was trying to do what he could to minimize the fallout from the collapse of these talks. and that's why there's urgency in meetings today and also on sunday to try to come to some resolution before markets open on monday in the hope that they can avoid a negative reacti
's why. big area of high pressure. there's a big strong upper ridge. this is just a heat pump that will continue. and the bad news is, this goes into at least thursday. in fact, jet stream guns up a little further into canada so that heat will be creeping up north as the ridge intensifies. we don't see this breaking down at least until the weekend. so the mid section of the country is going to continue to bake the northeast gets a little bit of a break as we head on into the next 72 hours. ann? >> all right, al, thank you so much. we'll get the rest of your forecast in a bit. >>> for now, to britain's deepening phone hacking scandal. this morning there are claims that journalists from other rupert murdoch's other papers were involve and the alleged target is former p.m. gordon brown. stephanie goss is in london with this. stephanie, good morning. >> good morning, ann. gordon brown does not mince his words when he spoke to the bbc this morning about rupert murdoch's papers me said those papers used people to gather information on known criminals. the allegations appearing in th
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